Health

Ask the Pharmacist: November/December 2019

Q: I always get sick around the holidays. What can I do to try and stay healthy? A: All illnesses seem to increase between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. No one wants to miss out on holiday parties or family gatherings. Many people are traveling in enclosed spaces on airplanes. Plus, it’s a stressful time of […]

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Stroke Survivor Tina Orkin

Three years have passed since wife, mother, grandmother, health advocate, and warrior Tina Orkin suffered a stroke. The Calabasas resident explains, “I was a very active 60-year-old community volunteer and parenting teacher. I worked as a certified nurse practitioner in OB-GYN, a Lamaze teacher, a mommy and me educator, and an associate director at the […]

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The Benefits of MCT Oil

The benefits of coconut oil have been touted for years. Now, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil—fats found in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and dairy products — is becoming increasingly popular as a health-enhancing supplement. Size mattersOur bodies process medium-chain triglycerides differently than long-chain fatty acids. MCTs head straight from the gut to the liver, where […]

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Fran Drescher

HELPING US FIGHT CANCER WITH KNOWLEDGE, EARLY DETECTION, AND PREVENTION 5th Annual Master Class Health Summit, Saturday, November 2 What do you hope are the biggest takeaways for attendees of this year’s Summit?That we shift their behavior and consumer habits so they become more mindful and educated about what they are putting “in, on, and […]

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Ask the Pharmacist: Sept/Oct 2019

Q: I have heard about the health benefits of essential oils. Do they really work? A: Essential oils are naturally occurring, powerful, aromatic compounds that hold incredible benefits for our health and well-being. When you open a bottle of essential oil, you instantly notice that the aroma is potent. Unique properties make essential oils ideal for aromatherapy […]

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Southern California Sinus Institute

Helping patients with chronic sinusitis, congestion, and nasal obstruction This year’s exquisite super bloom of vivid gold, purple, and yellow wildflowers due to our record-setting rainfall was a welcome relief after our devastating wildfires. However, our sinus health paid a steep price. Dr. Alen N. Cohen, MD, FACS, FARS, of the Southern California Sinus Institute […]

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CBD Oil Is Here to Stay and Help

Many are curious about CBD oil, and some people are still nervous about trying it. Yet, CBD oil is gaining mainstream popularity due to all the health and even some beauty benefits. Cannabis has been cultivated for thousands of years for its medicinal, psychoactive, and physical properties. Yet, today, everyone is discovering new benefits of […]

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Ask the Pharmacist: July/August 2019

How can I tell if my mole is skin cancer? Moles are typically smaller than five millimeters wide. In addition, they are typically round or oval in shape. A mole will usually have a smooth surface and distinct edge. It will typically be an even pink, brown, or tan. You will typically find moles on […]

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Health N’ You

Bridging the gap between Orthodox Healthcare and Integrative Medicine When Dr. Nasim Bahadorani, MBS, DrPH, CHES, looks at a patient, she considers the whole person in order to prevent disease and promote good health. Traditional medicine tends to focus on the outside, treating symptoms instead of searching for the origin of disease. Dr. Bahadorani, on […]

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You Are What You Eat: A Look at Peganism

Wherever you turn these days, you find differing opinions on the “right way to eat.” There’s pescatarian, raw vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo—and that isn’t even scratching the surface. So, what is a health conscious citizen to do? With just as many “experts” in each camp—with more “research” backing their theories than you can shake a […]

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Ask the Pharmacist: May/June 2019

Q: It seems like I am going to the pharmacy every week to get one of my parents prescriptions filled. Is there a way to get them all at the same time, once a month? A: Everyone is busy these days, we spend so much of our time running errands that we do not have […]

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Dr. Matt Hershcovitch: Helping Patients Put Their Best Face Forward

Dr. Matt Hershcovitch performs miracles of facial and nasal reconstruction. Double-board certified as both a facial plastic surgeon and head and neck surgeon, he focuses exclusively on facial plastic surgery for patients throughout Calabasas, West Hills, Westlake Village, Woodland Hills, and Hidden Hills. The doctor performs a variety of surgical and nonsurgical procedures, from rhinoplasty […]

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